Sunday, May 9, 2010

All The Pretty Girls by J.T. Elllison

From Goodreads:

"When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene-the prior victim's severed hand."

My Thoughts:

I was in the mood for a good thriller and had heard good things about this author which is why I gave this book a try. It is the first in a series and it was a good start in my opinion. The mystery surrounding the killer was fast-paced and bodies were turning up left and right as soon as the book started. But what made this book unique is that there were other ongoing investigations that Taylor (the main character) was dealing with that I found myself interested in as well. Taylor was a strong main character and I liked how the book switched viewpoints from her to her lover John Baldwin who was mainly investigating the serial killer. The book itself was good although I didn't find myself instantly pulled into it as I had hoped. The ending was strong and I didn't figure out who the serial killer was until close to the end which is always a good thing. All in all, a good read if you enjoy thrillers. I know that I'll be reading more of this author at some point.

Disclosure- Requested this one from the library!
*I read this for the following challenges:
Suspense/Thriller Challenge
100+ Reading Challenge
Support Your Library Reading Challenge
New Author Challenge
1st in a Series Challenge
"E" Author for A-Z Challenge (personal)


  1. Amazon recommended this one for me. I do love good thrillers that involve serial killers so I should read this one.

    Good review.

  2. I have this! I'm glad to hear it's good.

  3. I'm glad that it lived up to the creepy factor of the title!! Sounds like a good one!

  4. MarceJ- If you enjoy this type of book then I believe you'll like this one. I liked it enough to want to read more by this author :)

    Ladytink- Glad to hear that you already have it. I'll be waiting to hear what you think when you get to it.

    Staci- It was a bit creepy...and gory! But a good thriller nonetheless...

    Naida- I'll have to go and check out your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

  5. Suko- It was creepy but in a serial killer way...if that makes sense. LOL!


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